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Chill spares neither man nor beast

Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

Three-month-old Romeo is trying to keep warm but donations of doonas and blankets would help. Three-month-old Romeo is trying to keep warm but donations of doonas and blankets would help.

By Emily Roberts

With the recent cold snap, the Broken Hill Pet Rescue group is asking for donations of thick quilts or doonas.

“We have lots of blankets already but thick quilts and doonas, in reasonable condition, are great for outside dogs as they insulate and create a wind break,” said BH Pet Rescue president Alicia Stewart.

“We have received lots of blankets and towels during our appeal but puppies tend to rip them. The thicker blankets and quilts are better.”

Ms Stewart said the blankets be for all foster animals as well as those in the pound.

“We are also after donations of cat food for cats in foster care,” she said.

“Cat food seems to be quite expensive. We also need kitty litter and cat scratching posts.”

She said the group was also after large, empty bird aviaries.

“We would like to set up more cats with foster carers.

“If we could fit them in a big cage with scratching posts they will be happier than being in the pound.

“We are also looking for any secondhand dog collars (all sizes) and dog beds.”

All donations can be deposited at the Council admin building.

“We can pick up the aviaries if you call Kent on 0429 098 208,” Ms Stewart said.

Currently the group has 13 dogs and four cats in foster care.

“But there are just as many in the pound,” Ms Stewart said.

“We still have 15 cats at the pound and we would like to get more into foster care.

This year the BH Pet Rescue group has helped 163 animals find homes. Also, 28 animals were adopted locally, including rabbits, guinea pigs and goats.

For more information visit BH Pet Rescue on Facebook.

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